Quotation Explorer - 'Plainly'

Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood. - William Penn
Is it as plainly in our living shown,By which way the wind hath blown? - Adelaide Crapsey
It is tedious to tell again tales already plainly told. - Homer
You think the dead we love ever truly leave us? You think that we don't recall them most plainly when we need? Your father is alive in you Harry and shows himself most plainly when you have need of him. - J. K. Rowling
I had never seen such sorrow; it appalled me. And I was even more appalled by her attempts to overcome it, because they so plainly, pathetically failed and in failing opened up a view of the world I had only begun to suspect, where wounds did not heal, and things did not work out for the best - Tobias Wolff
Resolved, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same. - Jonathan Edwards
It was in the work that she came closest to finding herself, by which we don’t mean gaining self-knowledge or understanding one’s true nature but rather how at some point you can see most plainly that this is what you do, this is how you fit in the wider ecology - Chang-rae Lee
No mind, however loving, could bear to see plainly into all the recess of another mind.
An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told. - William Shakespeare
Plainly it is not every error made by a witness which affects his credibility. In each case the trier of fact has to make an evaluation; taking into account such matters as the nature of the contradictions, their number and importance, and their bearing on other parts of the witness's evidence. - H.C. Nicholas
There are trivial truths and there are great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true. - Niels Bohr
And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. - Alice Walker
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